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Community comes together to rally for free and affordable health care

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Labor leaders, nurses and caregivers came together Wednesday and testified to the Senate and Assembly committees on health care at a public hearing.

Over 40 supporters testified. "No one should have to decide between lifesaving treatment and putting a roof over their head," said nurse Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez.

If passed, the New York Health Act would provide comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker.

Elected officials also weighed in on what they are calling a flawed system. They say the problem with the current system is that the decisions of health care are not being made by doctors and their patients. They say they are being made by insurance companies.

The bill could pass as early as January, when legislators are back in session.

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